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Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Since their arrival in 2000, Spanish Harlem Orchestra (SHO) has established itself as a standard bearer of contemporary Latin music. Directed by world-renowned pianist, arranger, and producer Oscar Hernández, the thirteen-member all-star ensemble has reintroduced the classic sounds of New York City Salsa to music lovers worldwide. Now in its tenth year, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra is one of the most formidable and authentic Latin jazz combos of today. Yet for all of its appeal with contemporary audiences, the group’s success is actually rooted in the past. A lively and energetic affair, their 2010 release “Viva la Tradición” draws on inspiration from the music’s history and enduring traditions. From their 2002 debut album, “Un Gran Dia En El Barrio,” SHO revived the classic 1970 NYC sounds with a new hard hitting point-of-view

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Take Five with Maureen Choi

Read "Take Five with Maureen Choi" reviewed by Maureen Choi

Meet Maureen Choi Now residing in Spain, this Korean-American violinist is sparkling a revolution in the improvised music scene in Spain. Her band Maureen Choi Quartet is creating a sound that they describe as, “Spanish Chamber Jazz." After winning several international violin competitions starting at age five, Maureen has performed as a soloist across ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

The 9th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival

Read "The 9th Annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival" reviewed by La-Faithia White

Jazz and Blues lovers enjoyed a breathtaking view on Oak Hollow Lake in High Point, North Carolina for the ninth annual John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival. The two day event happens every Labor Day weekend. Saturday's lineup consisted of the John Coltrane Youth Workshop, Laurin Talese with the North Carolina Coltrane All-Star ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Make It Big!

Read "Make It Big!" reviewed by Patrick Burnette

The boys might not be the most ambitious podcasters on the planet, but sometimes even they think big. This fortnight's excursion is all about large and extra-large ensembles, from a band trying something new in the mid-fifties to a tribute group wrestling with the music of one of jazz's greatest composers to three -count 'em--brand new ...

Anniversary

Label: Artist Share
Released: 2018
Track listing: Esa Nena; Yo Te Prometo; Dime Tu; Goza El Ritmo; Echa Pa’Lante; Guaracha Y Bembe; Y Deja; La Media Vuelta; Canción Para Ti; Como Te Quise; Tres Palabras; Somos Uno; Soy El Tambor.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Spanish Harlem Orchestra: Anniversary

Read "Anniversary" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

The 13-piece all-star salsa big band Spanish Harlem Orchestra celebrates their 15-year anniversary in grand style with Anniversary, their sixth studio album. Champions of salsa dura ("hard salsa"), this is a band whose technical skill is matched only by their consistent high energy. They have three lead vocalists, so the chorus singing is also very high ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Meet the Spanish Harlem Orchestra

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Meet the Spanish Harlem Orchestra

This week, StLJN's video spotlight shines on the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, an NYC-based ensemble that will bring their show “Salsa Navidad" to St. Louis next Friday, December 8 at the Sheldon Concert Hall. Bandleader Oscar Hernández is well known in New York City Latin music circles, with a long list of credits including performing with salsa ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Redwood City Salsa Festival 2017

Read "Redwood City Salsa Festival 2017" reviewed by Walter Atkins

Redwood City Civic Center 10th Annual Redwood City Salsa Festival 2017 Redwood City, CA September 29-30, 2017 The always fun and entertaining Redwood City Salsa Festival took place Saturday in the mid peninsula city's lively downtown core. There were three music stages: The Court House (Salsa main stage), ...

NEWS: CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

ArtistShare Launches The Titanes Del Trombón Project Featuring Eddie Palmieri Alumnus Doug Beavers

ArtistShare Launches The Titanes Del Trombón Project Featuring Eddie Palmieri Alumnus Doug Beavers

NEW FAN-FUNDED ALBUM BY GRAMMY WINNING TROMBONIST, ARRANGER, AND COMPOSER DOUG BEAVERS Titanes del Trombón will feature renowned musicians Oscar Hernandez, Edsel Gomez, Luisito Quintero, Luques Curtis, and many more. Grammy award winning trombonist, composer, and arranger Doug Beavers, known primarily for his work with Eddie Palmieri and Spanish Harlem Orchestra launches his new fan funded ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

TD Toronto Jazz Festival, Days 1-3: June 23-25, 2011

Read "TD Toronto Jazz Festival, Days 1-3: June 23-25, 2011" reviewed by Alain Londes

TD Toronto Jazz Festival 2011Toronto, CanadaJune 24-July 3, 2011 2011 marked the 25th anniversary for a festival that is a key stopping point for artists coming to Canada. Organizers always have to strike the right balance when booking top names and other talented international artists. A key change from previous ...


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